Items tagged with 5G

When the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100 were announced, they seemed like interesting choices for mid-range shoppers. But in our early review of the Nord N10 5G, we found that there were a number of compromises with respect to build quality, the onboard cameras, and overall performance; which is contrary to the “Never... Read more...
It looks like Qualcomm is getting more competition in the 5G SoC market, and we welcome the additional rivalry. MediaTek today announced the 7nm Dimensity 700 SoC, which will bring 5G connectivity to even cheaper devices. 5G is the latest buzzword in the wireless industry and smartphone OEMs are increasingly... Read more...
As we've seen with the excitement surrounding SpaceX's Starlink service, there are a lot of people around the United States that simply don't have access to high-speed broadband. For those that don't have access to cable or fiber connections, they often have to make do with inferior DSL or satellite internet... Read more...
We thought that TCL had hit rock bottom -- at least with regards to pricing -- with its new 10 5G UW smartphone that is exclusive to Verizon Wireless. Not only does the phone support sub-6GHz, but it also supports mmWave 5G for a mere $399. However, LG must have been sitting back and grinning, because it knew that it... Read more...
We could definitely say that 2020 is the year of 5G, as most Android flagships released (rocking the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865) have come with a 5G modem onboard, and many mid-range smartphones also have 5G courtesy of Snapdragon 76x SoCs. With this in mind, many wireless carriers are working to expand the availability... Read more...
At first glance, it may seem like a decoder ring is needed to decipher TCL's new 10 5G UW handset, but the model name actually makes sense (even though it is also a bit goofy). It is the latest in TCL's 10 series, hence the 10, and is a 5G handset that can deliver those delightful ultra-wideband speeds that are a... Read more...
Over the summer, OnePlus introduced its rather intriguing Nord smartphone which offered a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 5G chipset, a beautiful 90Hz OLED display, and value pricing (around $499). However, OnePlus did not specifically market the smartphone for the U.S. market, which many saw as a mistake that... Read more...
One of the major selling points of Apple's new iPhone 12 models is support for 5G connectivity, which is offered on its entire lineup (iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max). But apparently it might come with a pretty big caveat for some people. A supposed internal sales document suggests 5G... Read more...
Samsung has taken the wraps off what it is calling “the most affordable 5G smartphone to date.” The Galaxy A42 5G will pack some of the Samsung features consumers know and love alongside the 5G connectivity. It will launch in the United Kingdom, starting at £349 RRP or around $455. As Samsung puts it, the Galaxy A42... Read more...
Up until now, Google Fi customers who wanted to use a Samsung phone with the service had to purchase an unlocked model elsewhere. And that is certainly still an option. However, Google has now expanded the range of compatible Google Fi phones it sells to customers, to include half a dozen 5G Samsung Galaxy... Read more...
LG has announced pricing for its "Wing" smartphone, and we're actually pleasantly surprised at the end result. The smartphone will go up for preorder starting October 1st, and will begin shipping from Verizon on October 15th with an asking price of $999. We were fully expecting LG to blow past the psychological... Read more...
While we are still in the early stages, more and more PC manufacturers have jumped aboard the Windows on Arm train. First we had Microsoft's initial offering, the Surface Pro X. Then Samsung joined the fray with the traditional-looking Galaxy Book S, with battery life that lasted for days. Now Lenovo has crashed the party with the Flex 5G,... Read more...
We have all heard the tantalizing promises of 5G connectivity—faster speeds, lower latency, and a new era of experiences made possible by its benefits over 4G and earlier standards, if you have a 5G phone or other device. The problem is that those benefits do not necessarily reach their full potential indoors. That is... Read more...
Having spent some hands-on time with the Surface Pro X, we can say it is an interesting and even a promising device (see our review of the Surface Pro X for an in-depth analysis). There is definitely room for some improvement, though. And improvements are likely coming, according to the latest rumors surrounding a... Read more...
Since COVID-19 has halted events around the world, Google has had to become creative with the way they are launching new products. On Wednesday, September 30th, Google will be hosting “Launch Night In” to showcase “a new Chromecast, the latest smart speaker, and new Pixel Phones.” Earlier this month, a leak from... Read more...
If you've had your eyes on the non-nonsense competence and value of the Google Pixel 4a, but want a little bit more power and 5G connectivity, then we've got some good news for you. It looks as though the upcoming Pixel 5 flagship and its cheaper Pixel 4a (5G) counterpart might be launching later this month; slightly... Read more...
Apple is on track to announce its new iPhone 12 family sometime this month, or perhaps in early October. Given testing delays that cropped up due to COVID-19, the latest iPhones are launching a few weeks later than previous models. With that being said, one spec that has seemingly been confirmed for all of the... Read more...
The smartphone world is quickly moving towards 5G, what started as a trickle in 2019 and turned into a steady stream in 2020. And by 2021, there will be a flood of 5G-enabled smartphones entering the market, helped in part by Qualcomm. The company announced today that its entry-level Snapdragon 4-Series SoCs will... Read more...
T-Mobile has been crowing quite a bit about its 5G network, claiming that it’s larger with more consistent speeds than rivals like AT&T and Verizon. More recently, the company has even boasted that it has surpassed AT&T to become the second-largest wireless carrier in the United States (thanks to its acquisition of... Read more...
As Samsung states, “Mobile devices and computers have become lifelines.” Connectivity is necessary in the world we live in, and the new 5G capability of the Galaxy Book Flex 5G looks to fill the need. Along with 5G, the Galaxy Book Flex 5G will also have WiFi-6 and an Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPU, making it a... Read more...
2020 is turning out to be the year of 5G for Android smartphones. Android flagships with a few exceptions (we’re looking at you, Surface Duo) come standard with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon X55 5G modem. We’re also increasingly seeing mid-range smartphone priced at around $499 with Snapdragon 765/765G 5G... Read more...
Apple’s next-generation iPhone 12 family is right around the corner, which means that many people are looking forward to price cuts on the current family of iPhones. Apple’s current-generation flagships consist of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. According to a new report, only the iPhone 11 will... Read more...
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